Sailing on the Duyfken

Twilight Swan River Sailing on the Duyfken -2018/19 Season Will Commence in September 2018 


It's time for you to step aboard and experience the joy of sailing on a replica 16th Century tall ship on the calm waters of the Swan River, Perth - so seasickness is not an issue!

Your voyage begins at the South of Perth Yacht Club where your crew will welcome you to the ship.  After the safety briefing, you will be invited to join the crew in some of the hands-on activities to get the ship sailing. From South Perth, you will head down river towards Mosman Bay, and if everything goes according to plan, the famous "Fremantle Doctor" - the delightful sea breeze that cools the City of Perth during the summer months - ought to be a blowing! Sails will be set for a glorious sail back up the river.  As Duyfken glides gracefully across Melville Water, you will be captured by the skyline of Perth as sunset arrives. A drink and food to complement your late afternoon twilight sailing experience....what could be better!

Each Twilight Sail is limited to a maximum of 18 passengers so that you get plenty of space to enjoy your time aboard Duyfken.

Ready to Step Aboard?

Ticket Prices:

Adults (16 yrs +):  $145                 
Children (8-15 years of age): $85
Seniors/Concession:  $120
 NOTEDue to the nature of this sailing experience, it is not suitable for children under 8 years of age.   

Sailing Dates 2018/2019 TO BE ANNOUNCED

Duyfken will be offering this Twilight Sailing Experience from September 2018 through to late April 2019, with departure from the South of Perth Yacht Club, Coffee Point, Applecross.   Passengers are advised to arrive at the South of Perth Yacht Club at 3.15pm to be briefed on the safety procedure before setting sail at 4.30pm.   The ship will return dockside by 7.15pm, although this time may vary slightly due to weather conditions.

All sailing dates are subject to the prevailing weather conditions.  If the weather is deemed unacceptable by the Captain, then you will be advised and offered an alternate sailing date or a full refund.

Twilight Sail Gift Vouchers

Got that special person in mind?  What about a Duyfken Twilight Sail Gift Voucher?  CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE. Select the gift voucher and quantity, place your order and once we receive confirmation, we will send you the gift voucher(s).

GIFT VOUCHERS:  Adults $145 and Children  (8-15yrs) $85   

Due to the nature of this sailing experience, it is not suitable for children under 8 years of age.    


Terms and Conditions

  • High heeled shoes cause damage to the deck so please wear flat soled shoes.
  • Substitution of passengers is okay with us provided you advise us prior to your sailing date.
  • If, for any reason, you are unable to sail on the day that you nominate, then we will aim to re-schedule you to another sailing date, or if unable to do so, then we will refund you.
  • Our aim is to provide you with a memorable experience.  So, to complement the sailing, we will offer a wine, beer or soft drink together with a light snack along the way.
  • Duyfken is a wooden ship so smoking is a most definite NO.
  • Your payment will be refunded in full if your scheduled sail is cancelled due to inclement weather conditions that prevent the ship from sailing.
  • Due to safety considerations, the minimum age for passengers is 8 years old.

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